Meetings

  • Fourth Meeting of the Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): From Research Discoveries to Clinical Treatment Date: August 21, 2019 - August 22, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)
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    Fourth Meeting of the Committee on Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD): From Research Discoveries to Clinical Treatment
  • Brain Health Across the Lifespan: A Workshop Date: September 24, 2019 - September 25, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    On September 24 and 25, 2019, the National Academies' Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice will host a two-day public workshop exploring issues related to brain health throughout the life span, from birth through old age.
  • Neuroscience Data in the Cloud: A Workshop Date: September 24, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    On September 24, 2019, the Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders will host a public workshop that will convene stakeholders involved in cloud-based neuroscience initiatives and research.
  • Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility through Transparent Reporting – A Workshop Date: September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) will plan and conduct a one-day public workshop to explore issues related to transparent reporting (e.g. disclosure of the availability and location of data, materials, analysis, and methodology) to improve rigor and reproducibility in biomedical research.
  • Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology: A Workshop Date: October 28, 2019 - October 29, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The collection and analysis of big data is expected to transform the field of cancer research and improve cancer care. Innovations in analytic methods, coupled with large-scale efforts to collect big data, are advancing progress in precision medicine initiatives and facilitating research on factors that influence cancer incidence and outcomes.
  • Exploring the Current Landscape of Consumer Genomics - A Workshop Date: October 29, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    The Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health will host a one day public workshop on October 29, 2019 to explore the current landscape of consumer genomics and implications for how genetic test information is used or may be used in research and clinical care. Discussions may include topics such as diversity of participant populations, impact on health literacy and engagement, knowledge gaps related to use in clinical care, and data privacy/security concerns.
  • Exploring Novel Clinical Trial Designs for Gene-Based Therapies – A Workshop Date: November 13, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    Designing clinical trials to test the safety and efficacy of regenerative medicine therapies, such as gene- and gene-editing- based therapies, can be complex for several reasons including challenges with determining an optimal dosage, delivering the product effectively, and successfully recruiting patients, to name a few. Patients and clinicians may also face difficult decisions about enrollment in a gene therapy or trial in certain instances where the trial is considered to offer a “single chance,” possibly making the patients ineligible for future trials. To further explore the design complexities and ethical issues associated with clinical trials for these types of therapies, the Forum on Regenerative Medicine will hold a one-day workshop in Washington, DC on November 13, 2019. Speakers at the workshop may be asked to discuss patient recruitment and selection for gene-based clinical trials, assessing the safety of new therapies, dose escalation, and ethical issues such as informed consent and the role of clinicians in recommending trials as options to their patients.
  • Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Reflecting Back and Looking Ahead – A Workshop Date: November 18, 2019 - November 19, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc planning committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will plan and conduct a two-day public workshop to discuss advances, challenges, and opportunities in clinical trial data sharing efforts since the release of the 2015 Institute of Medicine report, Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Wellcome Trust
  • Examining the State of the Science of Mammalian Embryo Model Systems: A Workshop Date: November 20, 2019 (8:30 AM Eastern)

    An ad hoc committee will plan and conduct a one day public workshop to explore the state of the science of mammalian embryo model systems, including nonhuman primate and human models. The goal of the workshop will be to begin with an overview of the developments and uses that have set the foundation for the field, then to focus in on opportunities and challenges for future work with embryo model systems. Discussions may include topics such as the characteristics of advanced mammalian embryo model systems; differences between mammalian embryo model systems and bona fide mammalian embryos; and differences between mammalian embryo model systems and mammalian embryoid bodies (i.e. culture systems in which pluripotent stem cells aggregate and differentiate, but are not intended to fully replicate embryonic development). The functionality of synthetic model systems may be considered, including how they could be used to predict function in systems made with human cells.